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Ghana Armed forces subpoenaed to testify in ambulance procurement trial

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The Ghana Armed Forces has been subpoenaed by the defense lawyers for the third accused in the ongoing ambulance procurement trial. They are required to testify and provide documentary evidence at the Financial and Economic Court to challenge the authenticity of a dismissal letter used by the prosecution during cross-examination.

Deputy Attorney General Alfred Tuah-Yeboah, during his cross-examination of Richard Jakpa, suggested to the court that Jakpa was dismissed from the Ghana Armed Forces for persistent misconduct and significant indebtedness to individuals and institutions.

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After the proceedings, Richard Jakpa denied any knowledge of the dismissal letter presented as evidence by the prosecution, claiming it was the first time he had seen it and that he was not copied on the letter.

To verify the authenticity of the dismissal letter, Jakpa’s lawyer is compelling the Ghana Armed Forces to appear at the High Court and testify under oath.

Richard Jakpa, a former officer of the Ghana Air Force, is currently on trial alongside Minority Leader of Parliament Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson. They are accused of willfully causing financial loss to the state and intentionally misapplying state property during the procurement of ambulances.

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In a writ dated July 5, 2024, Jakpa requests the court to compel Air Commodore Adu Gyamfi, the Military Secretary of the Ghana Armed Forces, to testify and produce documentary evidence regarding a May 2004 Special Report by the Commanding Officer. The report, referenced in a letter dated September 12, 2007, and signed by Brigadier General MKG Ahiaglo for the Chief of Army Staff, suggests that Jakpa had reached his ceiling.

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Jakpa also seeks confirmation from the Ghana Armed Forces, with documentary evidence, that he owed the Armed Forces $300.

The case is scheduled to be called on July 16 at midday at the Financial and Economic Court at the High Court complex.

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